KINGSTON, October 11 A few months before the school officially celebrates its 90th year of contribution to the development of education in Jamaica, the Kingston College Old Boys Association (KCOBA) will host its Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner at the Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston, on Saturday, November 1.
The event will be used to announce much of the institution’s plans for the upcoming 90th anniversary celebrations – under the theme “90, kyaan out!” – but the KCOBA will also use the occasion to honour five of its stalwarts for their contribution to national life and to the school’s overall development.
Justice David Batts, Dr. Ray Fraser OD, Dr. Peter John Gordon, Professor Paul Reese, and Dr. Robert Wan are the Old Boys to be honoured this year.
KCOBA President, Dr. Patrick Dallas, notes, “As usual, the Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner will facilitate the social and intellectual enhancement of KC Old Boys and their friends and colleagues, while also providing a fitting occasion and space to honour our own. This umbrella reunion event incorporates several mini-reunions celebrating and marking significant anniversaries of various graduation classes and Fortis events. Importantly, too, we will show our appreciation to five great Jamaicans for their contributions to national and international development and to Kingston College, and for embodying the Fortis spirit.”
The keynote speaker at the KCOBA’s 2014 Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner will be Mr. Earl Jarrett, General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society and recent inductee into the St. George’s College Hall of Fame.
Chairman of the 2014 Dinner Committee, Victor Henry, is promising “an elegant affair, fitting for the honourees, coupled with tasteful entertainment and high class presentations.”
The dinner, an all-male event, will include an art auction featuring contributions from leading Jamaican artists, and Mr. Henry also promises great many prizes and surprises for the evening. Sponsors include National Commercial Bank and Excel Auto.
Tickets – reasonably priced at J$5000 – are on sale.
Contacts: Dr. Patrick Dallas
Mr. Victor Henry